Webb Family Papers, 1790-1975 | Special Collections and University Archives
Gosport Navy Yard (U.S.)
United States. Navy
Warrington, L. (Lewis), 1782-1851
Webb, Lewis W., Jr.
Webb, Lewis Warrington, 1826-1883
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The Webb Family Papers contain documents ranging from 1790-1975. The first series contains records of the Borough of Norfolk from 1790-1823. The documents include records of the Common Council, committee reports to the Council, payments for work performed for the Borough, applications of candidates for public office, Borough ordinances, apprentices' indentures, inquisitions and return of sales from the Public Market.
The second series contains records of the Gosport Navy Yard from 1829 to 1870. The papers contain the Navy agents' correspondence from contractors, seamen, the Navy Commission Office and the Fourth Auditor's Office. This series contains the correspondence of Captain Lewis Warrington and Commodore John Livingston. One of the most significant documents in the collection is the contract to raise the CSS Virginia from the Elizabeth River in 1870.
The third series consists of documents and photographs of the Webb family, including some of Lewis Warrington Webb's personal papers.
The fourth series ranges from 1809 to 1894 and contains miscellaneous business papers, genealogies of Bailey Gray and Elizeabeth Miles and issues of Van Nostrand's Eclectic Engineering Magazine from 1871.
The fifth series consists of Dr. Lewis Warrington Webb's records of the Electricity Cost Commission in 1975. They include information concerning the organization of the Commission minutes of the meetings, committees, public hearings, testimony, electrical utility companies, information utilized by the members of the Commission and the final report.
Some of the documents in this collection are photocopies of the originals.